LECLAIRE LAW OFFICE represents clients who have been denied SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY (OASDI) & SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) in Aroostook County Maine
  • Application: Apply for Social Security Disability and/or SSI at your local SSA Office. In Aroostook County - Just call toll-free 1-877-837-2719. The local SSA office is staffed with highly trained claims representatives who will assist you in filing your claim.Your case will then be looked at by Disability Determination Services in Augusta. You may be asked to attend examinations by medical doctors or psychologists retained by SSA. You may also be asked to fill out forms on work, pain, activities and other matters. You should make sure you respond to the SSA’s requests for information.
  • On-Line Application Process: You can also apply on-line at the following GOVERNMENT WEBSITE http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm CAUTION: Make sure you are on the official SSA Web Site and not that of an out-of-state organization trying to sign you up as a client!
  • Reconsideration: If your application is denied - the next step is Reconsideration. This is a request for Disability Determination Sevices to take another look at your case. You will be asked to submit updated information. Request Reconsideration by calling the local SSA office toll-free 1-877-837-2719 and asking for the Reconsideration appeals packet or by filing on-line http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm YOU HAVE 60 DAYS TO REQUEST RECONSIDERATION.
  • ALJ Hearing: If you are denied Reconsideration, the next step is to ask for a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). YOU HAVE 60 DAYS TO REQUEST an ALJ HEARING.
At the Hearing Level we highly recommend that you have legal counsel. Whether you choose this office or another, we strongly suggest that you retain counsel in your area. There are many “on-line” organizations who will take your case even though their advocates are in distant states. Consider the benefits of having an advocate you can meet with face-to-face. LeClaire Law Offices handles cases only in Aroostook County Maine.

NOTE: DO NOT MISS YOUR APPEAL DEADLINE or you will likely have to start all over again.

It is important to note that SSA cases are not emergency cases. (There are some exceptions….Please click this LINK if you feel you may qualify for a “Compassionate Allowance” http://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/ )

Unless your case is so clear-cut that you are granted benefits just by applying - it can take well over a year to have a hearing scheduled. If you have chosen to have us represent you, we will spend that time meeting with you, updating your medical records with SSA and making recommendations regarding how best to develop your case. We have highly trained staff whose job it is obtain your medical and other relevant records, analyze them and submit them to the SSA. We only ask that you tell us who your providers are so that we can obtain and update your records.

In Aroostook County, your hearing will usually take place in Presque Isle by Tele-Video conference. It is reassuring to many clients to know that their SSA hearing is a private matter that is NOT open to the public; only you, your representative and SSA personnel will be in the hearing room. The ALJ usually will appear on the Televideo screen from the Office of Hearings and Appeals in Portland.
Your SSA hearing is confidential.

If you choose to have us represent you - your advocate at your hearing will be
Rosemary Monahan. Go to our STAFF page for information about Rosemary.
If you have any questions PLEASE CALL US at 207-762-2244.
and here is LINK to the official SOCIAL SECURITY WEB SITE http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm

The Social Security Office in Presque Isle
Local Office Location
365 Main St
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
Aroostook County SSA Office Phone Number
Office Hours
MONDAY - FRIDAY:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Federal Holidays